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Robert Hof
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Apparently Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to be the default search for Apple’s Safari browser on iPhone and iPad and has been preparing to make a solid pitch. Well, we all want things we can’t have, and I’d be incredibly surprised if Yahoo got its wish here. Kara Swisher over at Re/code has the scoop, […]
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Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and how it...
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Perhaps the iconic pose of our era is someone squinting at a smartphone screen--replacing another iconic pose, the couch potato pointing a remote at the TV screen. That stark change is apparent in a new report that says for the first time, Internet ad revenues have passed those of broadcast TV. [...]
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On the first day of yet another trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the real target by most experts' reckoning is a third party: Google, maker of the Android mobile operating software that is the chief nemesis of the maker of iPhones and iPads. Four of the five patents that Apple [...]
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Before their buzz was usurped in the past year by so-called native advertising that's designed to look like editorial content, engagement ads were touted by some as the next big thing in online advertising. The idea was that an engagement ad would prompt people to play a game or contest, take [...]
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Yahoo finally showed a spark of revenue growth for the first time in a long time in its first quarter. But just barely. And that raises questions anew about whether CEO Marissa Mayer's furious activity since she joined in 2012, from a flurry of acquisitions to layoffs to revamped services, [...]
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The No. 1 complaint I hear from people on Facebook is that they hate their close friends' posts getting buried in their news feed by stuff they don't care about--the equivalent of spam in their email boxes. Today, Facebook took steps to fix that situation by targeting several kinds of posts [...]
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Google made it clear earlier this year that those doing guest posts “for SEO purposes” might be subject to penalties. But the latest chapter in its war on guest posts feels a bit crazy: an entire site put into Google’s penalty box because of a single guest post that Google didn’t like. Your Entire Site […]
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I am more ok with this than no.
SEO is about war. The war of shoving stuff in your face above other stuff. You need SEO to make your good content shine only because there is evil SEO out there pushing shit in peoples faces that they are not looking for.
You can not take out SEO until you can destroy all of them at once.
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You come here for the incomparable potstickers, as well as pork buns and shrimp dumplings. Cho has been here forever and while his service can be diffident, you shouldn't care. He's a gem. Hope he lives to be 120.
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